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Questions about the management of software packages, in particular the APT and dpkg systems.

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What's the difference between `linux-oem` and `linux-oem-osp1` kernels, and how are they versioned?

I understand from reading Kernel/OEMKernel that the linux-oem kernel package is supposed to be a more up-to-date kernel package, that includes additional hardware compatibility tweaks for supported ...
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docker install fails : File has unexpected size (9051 != 7889). Mirror sync in progress?

typically this just works ... now docker install onto ubuntu 18.04 fails with curl -fsSL https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu/gpg | sudo apt-key add - OK sudo add-apt-repository \ > "deb [...
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“sudo apt --fix-broken install” can't fix unmet dependencies because of “not enough free space in /var/cache/apt/archives/”!

When installing "textlive-full": Installation broke because of lack of space So I want to remove the broken install by sudo apt-get clean && sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get autoremove ...
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Python3 error message when running command does not exists

I had to upgrade mu gnuradio and thus had to build it from source (pybombs didn't work), after the build I get theses error messages whenever I write a command in the terminal that does not exist. ...
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DPKG cannot install ROS due to a series of dependency problems (power loss)

Context When installing ROS2 Dashing with the following installation guide, I asked apt to install the following package: sudo apt install ros-dashing-rmw-connext-cpp (This is part of the step "...
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can not install anything and not loading “System” settings

I am using Ubuntu 18.04. I can not load the system settings and when I tried to reinstall nvidia drivers, I get below error: Preparing to unpack .../libkf5akonadi-data_4%3a18.08.3-7_all.deb ... ...
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Anaconda Navigator Cant Open on Ubuntu 18.04

I can't open anaconda-navigator in terminal, how do I fix this? so that it works on my computer Traceback (most recent call last): File "/home/udjo/anaconda3/bin/anaconda-navigator", ...
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How can different packages have identical source code?

I recently learned how easy it is to get the source code for any given package using apt-get source so that I can get the source code, make changes and install my own modified version of any package. ...
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How to make a file which when exectued will install multiple packages in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to make a file which when executed would install all the packages listed inside it like pip install numpy, pip install pandas and others. How is this done? please guide me to appropriate ...
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graphics mode error in desktop ubuntu 18.04

I have troubles with my Ubuntu desktop 18.04. I was installing a package and uninstalling a python3-minimal in two terminal at the same time. The battery went empty so my laptop shut down. Now when I ...
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“Target Packages … is configured multiple times” and “repository is not signed” and “unable to locate package onlyoffice-documentserver” [duplicate]

Good morning all. I am beginner in Ubuntu. I use the version 16.04 and I installed in a vps. when I update the apt list, I get the following warnings: W: Target Packages (main/binary-i386/Packages) ...
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How do I perform a full reinstallation of pip and pip3?

I want out of my computer what everyone else wants: for it to work properly. Now on to the problem: I was trying to install a package via pip3 when I got a message indicating that I was using an ...
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Update errors in Ubuntu 18.04

I'm fairly new to ubuntu. need help! After sudo apt-get update Hit:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/nilarimogard/webupd8/ubuntu bionic InRelease ...
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ANSIBLE E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend "E: Unable to acquire the dpkg frontend lock [duplicate]

I'm trying to run a simple ansible-playbook from agrant on an ubuntu cloud instance but I can't install packages on this machine. This is the snippet that is causing me trouble. `- name: install apt ...
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Error processing apacheds [Sub-process returned an error code (1)]

I encountered this error when I ran the command sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Setting up apacheds (2.0.0.AM25-2) ... chown: invalid user: ‘apacheds:apacheds’ chown: invalid user: ‘apacheds:apacheds’ ...
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Where to find list of development packages to build evolution on ubuntu?

I am trying to build latest version of Evolution on my Ubuntu using guides provided on this page: Building Evolution from sources but the guide is written for fedora and it lists some packages that ...
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Remmina installation error

I am taking a Google Technical Support fundamental course. For a part of this course, I will be connecting my VM via RDP. But when I execute these commands: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:remmina-ppa-...
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How do I install a deb when only dsc and zip files are available?

I'm trying to follow these instructions to reinstall my sound card (working previously, but at some point an update "forgot" it): https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Audio/UpgradingAlsa/DKMS The page it points ...
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get package names (untouched) after a fresh install of Ubuntu OS.. Reinstall the initial packages and remove the additional packages those are added

I am at beginning stage of understanding/ learning Ubuntu OS.. Started Using Ubuntu from 17.04 release.. I have several times Reinstalled the Installed OS while learning, breaking the OS.. I felt Its ...
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How to get all the source for my current Ubuntu installation?

I think it would be really useful (and cool) to be able to get all the source code for my current Ubuntu installation. I mean everything, every last package from the kernel all the way up to user ...
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Malformed line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d [duplicate]

I'm getting a Malformed line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d error. Error message: Error message displaying E: Malformed line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (type) E: Malformed line ...
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How does apt determine what package is newer

I've been building and testing some packages for use with Ubuntu internally. We had a package (I'll call it my-package-name) that started life with the version 1.0.0 using semantic versioning. We ...
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18.04 texlive-full install fail

Looks like I'm not the only one having this problem. I have not found any work-around. sudo apt install texlive-full which produces the following, The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Ubuntu ESM Package list mismatch [closed]

The file https://esm.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-security/main/binary-amd64/Packages contains version 2.7.6-8ubuntu0.6+esm2 However, that version does not exist in https://esm.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...
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How to remove all traces of a package on uninstallation?

I've developed a package that I'm manually installing on Ubuntu systems (using gdebi). When uninstalling using: sudo dpkg --purge <package-name> I'm getting the warnings: dpkg: warning: while ...
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Why isn't VS Code debugger working on python?

Everytime I try to import numpy, the VS Code debugger won't work, giving the output File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/numpy/core/init.py", line 16, in < module>; from . import ...
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Ubuntu: Target Packages is configured multiple times

P/S: Before you mark or vote this question as duplicate, I wanted to post my answer here (How can I fix apt error “W: Target Packages … is configured multiple times”?), but the question has been ...
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Use apt without correcting via 'apt --fix-broken install'

There is a annoying bug with docker build which seems to be remedied when a certain "broken" package is removed via: dpkg -r --force-depends golang-docker-credential-helpers Afterwards the problem ...
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can't get libgdk-pixbuf2.0-dev to install

I am trying to compile a C file that has a header file containing the following line: #include <gdk-pixbuf/gdk-pixbuf.h> apparently I need to install libgdk-pixbuf2.0-dev but when I try to ...
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How to pin openssh from eoan in bonic

I want to pin only "openssh-server" package from eoan to my current bionic distro which has an old openssh version.
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apt upgrade does not see apt-offline packages

I'm trying to update my Ubuntu 18.04 computer that does not have internet connection. However the process is failing when I try to run sudo apt upgrade. I have checked a couple of other links like: ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) while installing postgresql

I am new to Ubuntu and was totally no idea how to solve this problem. The following is the error getting from my screen. Please help me out with this. Thank you so much. I was installing PostgreSQL ...
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How to remove the packages causing GPG error at once

So there are two PPA causing GPG warning during sudo apt update W: GPG error: https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com bionic InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS linux-image-generic dependency problems

Need help badly. I opened up Ubuntu, it needed an update run and I did that but I received an error message for 1 broken package. Opened up synaptic package manager to see that it was a package called ...
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Make python packages for other (Sub-)versions available

I'm stuck now with a pretty strange error I have issues to find a proper solution for: $ blueman-applet Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/blueman-applet", line 15, in <module>...
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Why does installing wine (for example) require removing 2GB of good packages?

I have a situation where: sudo apt-get install winetricks Results in: The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: aglfn apturl apturl-common asymptote-doc ...
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Are Snap and Flatpack apps safe to install? Are they “official”, approved or tested for a particular distro version?

I don't like installing apps outside my distro's official repositories. Linux security relies a lot on having a repository meticulously curated and tested for library compatibility with current ...
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Problem Installing anything related to TexLive, including Texmaker, after corrupted texlive installation attempted

I have been using MikTex with TexMaker as a compiler/editor. At one point, I tried to remove MikTex and switch to TexLive, which didn't work as the installation got corrupted. I have looked at ...
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RPi 4 ubuntu 18.0.4 Core installing asterisk +freepbx

Trying to install asterisk and Freepbx on RPi 4 running unsupported build o core 18.0.4 Kernel uname -sr Linux 4.19.75-v8+ make[2]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/dahdi-linux-complete-3.0.0+3.0.0/linux/...
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Possible missing firmware for i915 and nouveau when updating kernel with ukuu

I am writing it as an experience as I found most of the answers are too detailed for a newbie and hoping that it will clarify two different aspects. I was installing 5.3.4 kernel with UKUU and was ...
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Problem with apt-get upgrade and dependencies [duplicate]

Im trying to upgrade my system but when I execute the command this happens: plex@plex-server:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for plex: Reading package lists... Building dependency tree ...
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apt-get -f install fails with emacs25 conflict with emacs26

When upgrading I get an error asking me to fix broken packages. apt-get -f install produces ... Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/kelleyk/emacs/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 emacs25-common all 25.3~1....
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How to remove older version of OBS?

I have 2 versions of OBS in my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. One is OBS 21.0.2.-modified (or obs-studio --candidate), other is OBS studio 24.00. The problem is when i installed the newer version, i didn't get ...
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Are software installations marked as source ubuntu-bionic-universe official?

I'm new to Ubuntu / Linux and still learning about things like installation. When I go to Ubuntu Software and search for installation packages, is the one marked ubunutu-bionic-universe the "...
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Download multiple packages in parallel from a single repository with apt?

I'm painfully watching my apt dist-upgrade command download each package in a very long list, and what makes it painful is that packages are downloaded one-by-one. I fail to see why this process ...
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This action will also remove the following packages [all my apps]

So I'm using Kubutu and I'm trying to install Wine to run Photoshop, but when I try to install wine via sudo apt install wine or via KDE's Discover software center thing it gives me a popup telling me ...
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How to define /etc/apt/sources.list.d packages in Depends field in debian control file?

My software depends on sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 4052245BD4284CDD echo "deb https://repo.iovisor.org/apt/$(lsb_release -cs) $(lsb_release -cs) main" | sudo tee /...
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dpkg returned an error code (1) while tryint to install python3

I realize that I have created a major blunder somehow, but I am unable to install python3 in Ubuntu. I'm getting this error: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) The output of sudo ...
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Unmet Dependecies

I am facing the issue of unmet dependencies. If you are using third party repositories then disable them, since they are a common source of problems. Now run the following command ...
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Installing R on a VM Ubuntu Xenial v16.04

I have tried every conceivable way of installing R on this server and it will not work all I get is the below error. I realize this has been posted a few times but none of the approved answers work ...